Network Systems
Cod: 21106
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Computer Engineering
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 26

Computers are increasingly interconnected in order to satisfy the growing needs of communication and information sharing and resources. The networks have come to substantially alter the existing Panorama in the organisation of computational systems making them more distributed, profitable and powerful. This chair addresses the problems and solutions found to connect computers in a reliable, safe and simplified manner. An essential problem is the heterogeneity and the vast diversity of the components to be interconnected in a coherent manner. The Internet illustrates all the problems that meet and the great potential of the solutions found.

1. Data networks
2. Data communication
3. OSI model

Know the hierarchy of the various subsystems of data networks;
Applying techniques and data packets management algorithms in the various layers of the OSI model;
Master the aspects of data communication on the TCP / IP model.

Introduction to computer networks.
Reference models.
Physical Levels and Data Link
Network level
Transport Level
Application Level

Tanenbaum, A. S., Wetherall, D.J. (2013).Computer Networks, Fifth Edition. Pearson International Editions, ISBN-10: 1292024224


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).

Pré-requisitos: não aplicável.

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